Shiner Wild Hare Pale Ale
Spoetzl Brewery

Shiner Wild Hare Pale AleShiner Wild Hare Pale Ale
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Style:
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #2,962
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
77
Ranked #49,752
Avg:
3.34 | pDev: 15.57%
Reviews:
140
Ratings:
920
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Spoetzl Brewery
 
Texas, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  21
Gots
  210
SCORE
77
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Reviews by Apostlebrews:
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Apostlebrews from Texas

2.71/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Just tried Shiner Wild Hare. I don't particularly consider Shiner a true craft beer, however I appreciate the history of this brewery and the fact that it's a good gateway beer for new craft drinkers.

There is a slight copper taste to this beer (and all Shiner beers) that I have never been fond of. This brew is quite watery and mild, but would serve as a good brew for someone transitioning from BMC to craftbeer.

If you're someone who enjoys pale ales, you won't think much of this beer. But if you're looking for something a bit more hoppy and complex than your Miller High Life, this is the beer for you.

Jan 28, 2012
More User Reviews:
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Auraan from Arizona

3.51/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a cloudy amber color with golden highlights when held to light and two fingers of fluffy off-white head. It's pretty good looking, though with maybe a bit too much head formation. Scents of bready malt, light fruity esters reminiscent of apple, light notes of tangerine flesh and a light level of floral and grassy hop aromas. Malty and delicate, with a low level of hop aromas and a moderate level of fruity esters overall. Far more like an English Pale Ale than an American. Flavor begins with notes of bready, biscuity malt with a touch of caramel and medium-light floral hop flavors. This moves into a slightly drier yet still lightly sweet middle with a moderate level of floral hop flavor, a touch of apple-like fruitiness and a bit of sweet malt. Finish lightly dry with moderate flavors of floral and herbal hops, a light touch of apple and a bit of orange peel. Aftertaste is dry with notes of floral and herbal hops and biscuity malt. The flavor profile is balanced and not overly hoppy, with flavors most resembling an English Pale or an older style American. Not groundbreaking, but pleasant. Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied with medium-low carbonation and a smooth feel. Nicely drinkable and true to style. Overall this is a serviceable Pale Ale. It's balanced in flavor and aroma, smooth and easy to drink. It's not the hoppiest or the most experimental American Pale around, nor is it the best simple pale ale, but it's good in its own way.

Aug 09, 2014
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Act25 from New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First off, this beer is alive! Not retired.
2ndly, it's better than reviews, and it's not mid-pack, it's different, decidedly perfumey, almost Belgian at first, and unexpected from Texas.
A: A steady film rides on an amber, dusty body, and leaves plenty of lace.
S: More pears, flowers, and esters than any other APA. Along with malt, caramel, mild herbal hop, bread crust, and yeast.
T: Follows smell, with the perfume more evident,but in a good way, balanced by apple pie, sun-warmed grass, the rest, and the long hop/caramel see saw finish, which works.
F: Slightly creamy, nice weight.

Floral for Texas or APA. More going on that the current crop of reviews reveals. Worth a try. All made in Shiner TX.

Nov 06, 2014
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richkrull from Wisconsin

3.79/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dec 31, 2014
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creepinjeeper from Missouri

4/5  rDev +19.8%

May 22, 2014
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gmandurham from Tennessee

2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

Jul 08, 2014
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schoon from Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Mar 17, 2013
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BanditoJunkie from New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Jan 06, 2013
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brandoncun from New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Apr 11, 2014
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Sudbuster from Texas

3/5  rDev -10.2%

Jun 17, 2013
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Pacioli1445 from South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Nov 13, 2012
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wisegreensoul from Idaho

3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

May 31, 2014
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PalatePilot from Colorado

3/5  rDev -10.2%

Jan 27, 2014
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menacho1 from Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Sep 01, 2013
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Sebas from North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Apr 16, 2014
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ColSanders123 from Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Mar 06, 2013
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TerryB from Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

Jan 12, 2014
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Gabriel_Vaughn from California

3.86/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Apr 02, 2015
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Hergestridge from Illinois

4.08/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The appearance of golden hues, tinged with crimson.
Smell is sweet and smelling of spring in a pine forest.
Taste is sweet with a hint of tinged bitterness and a aroma of springs flowing waters
Mouthfeel is perfect.. crisp.. with a bit of sharpness to excite the taste buds...
Overall.. A Very good Entry by Shiner... Spoetzl Brewery, please adopt me!!!! :)
sMc
Carry on Citizens!

Sep 22, 2013
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chrishensley from California

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Mar 09, 2013
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Jackp_43 from Texas

2.8/5  rDev -16.2%

Oct 26, 2014
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mklisz from New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -10.2%

Sep 17, 2014
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rorjets from Connecticut

3.17/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Picked up one of Spoetzl's mixed six pack, and this was included. Poured out the bottle into a pint glass, it had a decent off-white head with nice lacing. The color was a dark amber, or light brown. Slight aroma, mostly of malt. The taste is pleasant, with a bit of maltiness and very slight hops taste. According to the label they use Munich malts and U.S. Golding & Bravo hops. I would say that this is a 'Pale Ale Light', fine for the times you don't want a strongly flavored ale. It's definitely not retired - I have seen it in all the mixed six packs from Spoetzl.

Jan 03, 2015
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BogAl from Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Oct 02, 2014
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CEversole from Texas

2.11/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A: Very clear amber, copper color. Minimal head, some decent lacing.

S: Earthy, citrus aroma with a hint of some grass herbs as well.

T: Very mild bitterness, not a whole lot going on. It would be a good apa if it just had a little more hoppy bitter flavor to it.

M: Very clean and crisp, could stand a bit more carbonation. This is about the best part of the beer.

O: Overall, it is not bad I guess. Its nothing to go crazy about. If I wasn't from Texas and have a soft spot in my heart for Spoetzl brewery, I would not be happy with my purchase....

Mar 27, 2012
Shiner Wild Hare Pale Ale from Spoetzl Brewery
Beer rating: 77 out of 100 with 920 ratings